This morning, I attended a work-related meeting, for my position with CHE Senior Psychological Services. A wonderful lunch was provided, thankfully.
I had really been looking forward to this meeting. It actually had been more than six months since I have seen my supervisor.
Fortunately, I had the opportunity to meet two other clinical health psychologists. This was a real treat.
If I had not had had another commitment this afternoon, I would have enjoyed spending time speaking with both of them. One of the health psychologists teaches at S.U.N.Y. Geneseo, where I happened to teach Abnormal Psychology last semester.
Connecting with other clinical psychologists helped to reduce the sense of isolation that is associated with practicing as a contracted psychologist in nursing home facilities. It also provided a useful opportunity to discuss relevant clinical, as well as billing, issues with one another.
Actually, this was the very first work-related meeting that has been offered by my employer. We intend to meet again, most likely on a quarterly basis.
Thankfully, I had the opportunity to meet with my supervisor about the possibility of adding another new facility, one that is closer to where I now live. Since I recently moved, I’m now driving much farther to the nursing home where I provide psychological services.
My supervisor suggested that I look this new facility up online, and schedule an initial appointment to go there. After I visit this facility, he’ll leave it up to me to decide if it’s a good fit.
I was most startled to see one of the clinical psychologists who was in attendance at today’s meeting. I recalled that he was the very same psychologist who provided my psychological evaluation for disability determination, four years ago.
He said that I looked familiar, and asked if we had previously met. I informed him that he had previously completed an evaluation with me.
It was really interesting to see this psychologist again. So very much has changed in my life in the past four years since I first met him. Simultaneously, my health problems had worsened, and my employment involvement has increased.